Friday, November 22, 2013

HALL OF FAME LEADERS VII: 1971 NATIONAL LEAGUE STRIKEOUT LEADERS

Today's Hall of Fame leaders post features a great card (#72) of three Hall of Fame powerhouse flame-throwers of the era: Tom Seaver, Bob Gibson and Fergie Jenkins.
All three posted big strikeout seasons in 1970, with Seaver leading the way at 283 and Gibson and Jenkins tied for second with 274 each.
 
Three consecutive Cy Young winners between 1969-71.
 
What can you say about a card featuring players that account for 846 wins, 9949 strikeouts and 166 shutouts over the course of 56 combined Major League seasons?!
Throw in on top of all that six Cy Young awards and an M.V.P. for Gibson during his 1968 dream season, and you pretty much have as good a card as any featuring moundsman-perfection in the 1970's.
Just awesome.
A nice little quirk: starting with Seaver and going counter-clockwise, you have the three successive Cy Young winners in the National league from 1969 through 1971.
Not too shabby huh?

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